The Indian Revenue Service (IRS) is one of the Central Civil Services, Group A of India.Indian Revenue Service comprises two branches (Customs & Central Excise and Income Tax) controlled by two separate statutory bodies, Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC) and Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).IRS officers are concerned with the collection, administration and policy formation of direct (Income, Corporate, Wealth, FBT etc.) and indirect (Central Excise, Service Tax and customs duty).These officers are the tax administrators of India.They are either under the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) or the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) in the Department of Revenue under the Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
Selection is through the Civil Services Examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission through a three-stage combined selection process called the Civil Services Examination. The first stage, the Civil Services Examination(Preliminary) consists of a two compulsory papers: General studies and Civil services Aptitude Test.Papers have multiple choicequestions with negative marking. This is purely an elimination round and plays no part in the final rankings. About 5000-6000 of the applicants are selected for the next stage called the Civil Services Examination(Mains). The second stage is more exhaustive. It has nine papers of which two are of qualification in nature. Candidates must choose two optional subjects of their... Read More